Richard's Rapid Fire - April 5, 2019

To mark 100 years of helping finance the American dream, CBA's ambassadors gathered for leadership photos, including past and present board members and members of CBA's committees.


It has been an incredible week in our nation’s capital, as we hosted CBA LIVE 2019 - the biggest event in its 10-year history. We welcomed nearly 1,600 attendees, including more than 750 senior banking leaders, and commemorate the centennial of the Consumer Bankers Association. Great work by CBA Board Chair Todd Barnhart with PNC in pulling off such a successful CBA LIVE!
There was no shortage of key moments at CBA LIVE 2019, but here are some of our top moments and takeaways: 
  • We were pleased to welcome more than 300 past and present board and committee members on stage for our opening general session. We also took our official leadership photo to mark our centennial.
  • Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Brown Duckett shared her remarkable story, underscoring the value of authenticity and diverse leadership.
  • We asked our audience what they believed was the #1 issue NOW for banks - developing and retaining talent, implimenting technology, mitigating fraud, managing branches or the battle for deposits. Technology was the winner, with talent coming in at a close second.  
  • The 2019 Joe Belew Award was presented to Woodforest Bank for its Woodforest Foundry program, one of 12 nominees for this year’s award honoring small business initiatives. 
  • Bank of America Chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan offered Tuesday's lunch keynote discussing the critical role of retail banks, the value of collaboration and importance of putting the customer first.
  • Second Curve Capital’s Tom Brown discussed M&A, making some predictions about the next big move.
  • Our D.C. policy panel welcomed Jonice Gray Tucker of Buckley LLC and Jaret Seiberg of Cowen Washington Research Group who talked with CBA’s Richard Hunt about everything from marijuana banking, the latest from Capitol Hill and who may be the next occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • On Wednesday morning, CBA’s Richard Hunt talked one-on-one with FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams followed by Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting (OCC), in addition to an impromptu, unscripted exchange with both regulators on stage. Both Chairman McWilliams and Comptroller Otting addressed CRA modernization and small-dollar lending.  Chairman McWilliams also discussed her personal story and the health of retail banking. Comptroller Otting also touched on fintechs and AML/BSA and indicated regulators planned to meet April 11 to discuss plans for CRA.
Click here to watch the LIVE Stream recordings of our general sessions. Soon, we will share a link to our Flickr album where you can access and download photos from CBA LIVE 2019 and attendees will receive details on accessing presentations from the conference.





To mark 100 years of helping finance the American dream, CBA's ambassadors gathered for leadership photos, including past and present board members and members of CBA's committees.


CBA's committees and past and present board members gathered for the opening of CBA LIVE 2019.


Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Brown Duckett discussed leadership and the value of authenticity.


What's the #1 issue NOW for banks? According to our attendees, technology reigns supreme, followed closely by talent.


Forum sessions were underway on Monday and Tuesday, with 13 diverse tracks delving into key areas of retail banking.


DC Humane Rescue Alliance brought 4-legged joy to the exhibit hall, with pups looking for their forever home.


Woodforest Bank was awarded the 2019 Joe Belew Award for its Woodforest Foundry program.  


Tom Brown of Second Curve Capital discussed M&A and what could be the next big merger.


Our DC policy panel discussed everything from marijuana banking to what the next election may bring for the industry.


Game for some fun-filled networking?  Our sold-out exhibit hall, filled with the industry's premier solutions providers, was the place to be!


Bank of America Chairman & CEO Brian Moynihan (L) talks with CNBC's Wilfred Frost (R) during Tuesday's afternoon general session.


Wednesday morning's events began with our first-ever Women's Networking Breakfast, featuring Bank of America Managing Director Hilani Kerr (L).


In an unscripted moment, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting (center) joined FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams (L) and CBA's Richard Hunt (R) on stage during Wednesday morning's general session.




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